Welcome

The 2020 Budget and Tax Rate Workshops are designed for elected officials and city staff who have a role in developing or implementing the city’s budget.

Next opportunity to attend:

  • April 23 in Austin–SOLD OUT (waiting list email: sharon@tml.org)
  • May 14 in Rockport
  • May 28 in Belton

This full-day workshop will cover:

  • The basics of the budget and tax rate process
  • An overview of the laws governing budgets and tax rate setting
  • Components of a budget and its implementation
  • Forecasting municipal revenue
  • Expenditures and financial reporting
  • The impact and implementation of Senate Bill 2

All workshop participants will receive a link to download the TML Revenue Manual for Texas Cities, which discusses nearly every known source of municipal revenue from property and sales taxes, to raffles and cemetery taxes.  

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